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New York Yankees Neil Walker (14) celebrates his solo home run against the Texas Rangers during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
May 24, 2018 - 8:44 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Travel problems have delayed the New York Yankees from getting home from Texas. Newsday reports the team's charted Delta flight took off after Wednesday night's 12-10 loss to the Rangers. But the flight had to return to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport because of a...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Russia's Maria Sharapova during their semifinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Halep will be competing in the French Open tennis tournament that begins on Sunday, May 27.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
May 24, 2018 - 7:49 am
PARIS (AP) — Simona Halep has learned from her mistakes, and she is hoping to put her newly acquired knowledge to the test at this year's French Open. The top-ranked Romanian led Jelena Ostapenko by a set and 3-0 in last year's final at Roland Garros. She looked to be on the verge of claiming her...
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to New York to discuss immigration policy, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 24, 2018 - 7:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the "The Star-Spangled Banner," saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem. Trump spoke to "Fox & Friends" in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday, May 23, 2018, by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 7:48 am
ATLANTA (AP) — With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem. Put the focus back on football. Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a new...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, former Japanese national soccer coach Vahid Halilhodzic speaks during his press conference in Tokyo. Halilhodzic filed a suit on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Tokyo against the Japan Football Association, saying the dismissal damaged his honor and reputation.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
May 24, 2018 - 6:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Former Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic filed a suit Thursday in Tokyo district court against the Japanese soccer association, saying his firing damaged his honor and reputation. The Bosnian is asking for a written apology from JFA president Kozo Tashima and compensation of 1 yen — about...
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Washington Capitals celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 24, 2018 - 6:22 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table. The rest of the Capitals joined him for a team photo after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final, a victory that sent...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2016 file photo, Spain's Andres Iniesta controls the ball during a training session at the Sports Complex Marcel Gaillard in Saint Martin de Re in France. The elegance and precise passes of Andres Iniesta, the personality and stout defense of Sergio Ramos and the intelligence and scoring touch of David Silva will all be on display again at the World Cup, but mostly likely for the last time. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 6:13 am
MADRID (AP) — The elegance and precise passes of Andres Iniesta. The personality and stout defense of Sergio Ramos. The intelligence and scoring touch of David Silva. It will all be on display at the World Cup, but most likely for the last time. The remaining members of Spain's golden generation,...
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FILE - In this June 25, 1982 file photo, Algerian soccer fans show money to photographers, in Gijon, Spain, after the World Cup soccer match between West Germany and Austria, one of the most controversial in World Cup history. West Germany beat Austria 1-0, a result that meant both teams progressed to the next round at Algeria's expense. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/File)
May 24, 2018 - 5:31 am
FIFA had been warned in 1978 that final group games should be played at the same time to ensure fairness. Four years later in Spain, one of the most controversial World Cup matches took place when West Germany played Austria in the "Disgrace of Gijon." Similar to earlier circumstances when...
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Former Barcelona player Andres Iniesta, right, holds his new uniform with Hiroshi Mikitani, left, owner of Vissel Kobe, during a press conference to join Japan's Vissel Kobe in Tokyo Thursday, May 24, 2018. Iniesta was introduced as the newest member of Japanese club Vissel Kobe on Thursday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 24, 2018 - 5:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — Andres Iniesta is, finally, a member of Japanese club Vissel Kobe. The former Barcelona great appeared at a packed news conference at a central Tokyo hotel on Thursday along with billionaire Kobe owner Hiroshi Mikitani. It was hardly a surprise. Iniesta tweeted a photo of himself and...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
May 24, 2018 - 2:18 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: YOU AGAIN Houston's Charlie Morton and Cleveland's Mike Clevinger get a rematch of their most recent outing when the Astros and Indians begin a series at Progressive Field. Morton (6-0, 1.94 ERA) pitched Houston to a 4-1 victory last Friday,...
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